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Greg Fergus
Canadian politician

Greg Fergus

Greg Fergus
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Intro Canadian politician
Is Politician
From Canada
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 31 May 1969, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Montreal Region, Canada
Age 54 years
Star sign Gemini
Politics Liberal Party of Canada
University of Ottawa
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Gregory Cristophe Fergus PC MP (born May 31, 1969) is a Canadian politician who was elected the 38th and current speaker of the House of Commons of Canada on October 3, 2023. He is the first person of colour in Canadian history to be elected Speaker.

He was elected to represent the riding of Hull—Aylmer in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.

Early life

Fergus’ grandfather immigrated to Canada from the British protectorate of Montserrat.

Greg Fergus studied at public English elementary schools, Westpark and Sunnydale, and later attended Lindsay Place High School. After a teachers’ strike affected his schooling, his parents decided to send him to Selwyn House School, a private boys’ school, followed by Marianopolis College, and he later earned two bachelor's degrees from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. At Selwyn House, which he attended from Grade 9 to 11, he was classmates with entrepreneurs Vincenzo Guzzo, Mark Pathy and Michael Penner, who later served as chairman of Hydro-Québec.

Fergus was president of the Young Liberals of Canada from 1994 to 1996, where he attracted attention for supporting the passage of a motion calling on the Liberal Party to support same-sex marriage. After attending university and earning bachelor's degrees in social science and international relations, he worked for Liberal cabinet ministers Pierre Pettigrew and Jim Peterson. In 2007, Stéphane Dion named him the national director of the Liberal Party.

Political career

In the 2015 federal election, Fergus was nominated as the Liberal candidate in Hull—Aylmer, a traditionally Liberal riding that had fallen to the New Democratic Party in the previous election. The contest was attended by some controversy, as NDP incumbent Nycole Turmel accused Fergus' campaign of spreading rumours that she was terminally ill, which Fergus denied. Fergus won the election by over 11,000 votes in a race that was expected to be close by the New Democratic Party and Liberals.

In February 2023, Fergus was found to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act by writing a letter of support for a television channel's application to the CRTC for mandatory carriage.

On October 3, 2023, Fergus was elected Speaker of the House, becoming the first person of colour to assume the Speakership in Canadian history.

Electoral record

2021 Canadian federal election: Hull—Aylmer
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Greg Fergus 26,892 52.5 -1.6
Bloc Québécois Simon Provost 8,323 16.2 +1.6
New Democratic Samuel Gendron 6,483 12.7 -0.9
Conservative Sandrine Perion 5,507 10.7 +1.6
People's Eric Fleury 1,864 3.6 +2.4
Green Simon Gnocchini-Messier 1,459 2.8 -4.2
Free Josée Lafleur 375 0.7 N/A
Rhinoceros Mike LeBlanc 203 0.4 ±0.0
Independent Catherine Dickins 143 0.3 N/A
Total valid votes 51,249 98.7
Total rejected ballots 666 1.3
Turnout 51,915 66.5
Registered voters 78,032
Liberal hold Swing -1.6
Source: Elections Canada
2019 Canadian federal election: Hull—Aylmer
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Greg Fergus 29,732 54.1 +2.73
Bloc Québécois Joanie Riopel 8,011 14.6 +8.06 $2,949.94
New Democratic Nicolas Thibodeau 7,467 13.6 -17.92 $26,504.52
Conservative Mike Duggan 4,979 9.1 +1.38 $18,923.80
Green Josée Poirier Defoy 3,869 7.0 +5.13 $9,958.48
People's Rowen Tanguay 638 1.2 $638.31
Rhinoceros Sébastien Grenier 195 0.4 $0.00
Marxist–Leninist Alexandre Deschênes 102 0.2 +0.02 $0.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 54,993 100.0
Total rejected ballots 692
Turnout 55,685 70.4
Eligible voters 79,072
Liberal hold Swing -2.67
Source: Elections Canada
2015 Canadian federal election: Hull—Aylmer
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Greg Fergus 28,478 51.37 +30.88 $77,403.19
New Democratic Nycole Turmel 17,472 31.52 -27.26 $73,823.88
Conservative Étienne Boulrice 4,278 7.72 -2.33 $3,208.51
Bloc Québécois Maude Chouinard-Boucher 3,625 6.54 -2.14 $5,830.63
Green Roger Fleury 1,035 1.87 -0.14 $6,523.33
Christian Heritage Sean J. Mulligan 291 0.52 $5,299.81
Independent Luc Desjardins 160 0.3
Marxist–Leninist Gabriel Girard 101 0.18
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,440 100.0   $213,352.22
Total rejected ballots 391
Turnout 55,831 70.8%
Eligible voters 78,773
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing 28.92%
Source: Elections Canada
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